Wednesday, August 19, 2009


I realize most of you reading this are Texans, but I'd still love to share something very important to our family. The Darby family is participating in:

Saturday, September 19 at 8:00 am
Big Dam Bridge - Little Rock, Arkansas

Nathan and Alex made a little video explaining why this is so important to our family:

If you are interested in helping, here are a few ways to do so:
1) Support Juvenile Diabetes research by making a contribution. Donations can be written off on your taxes, too. Darby’s Dudes’ goal is $2000.
2) Walk with us! It’s going to be a great morning of food, fun, activities for the kids and THE WALK across the Big Dam Bridge. We’d love for you to ask your friends & family to support you (thereby supporting Darby’s Dudes). As an added incentive any walker raising $100+ will receive a JDRF Walk T-shirt.

How can I help? It's this easy...just follow the link:

Why? Every year, more than 30,000 new cases of type 1 diabetes--the most severe form of the disease--are diagnosed in the United States alone, a large and growing percentage of them children. Day-to-day living is a challenge for people with type 1 diabetes--and multiple insulin injections are only the beginning. But what's even harder is facing the reality of the devastating complications that can stem from their condition.

Diabetes has affected our family in a big way. Nathan was diagnosed at 8 years old with Juvenile Diabetes. Imagine your child giving himself 4 shots a day, as well as pricking his finger to do blood sugar tests 5-10 times per day. Everything had to be thought through ahead of time ... Are Nathan's activities going to call for more insulin today? ... What is he going to eat at the school party? ... Does he have his insulin with him? (A full school bus of highschoolers on a college trip had stop their trip to get in touch with Nathan's doctor and find a pharmacy to get more insulin. Once again, he forgot all his insulin paraphernalia!) ... Must train his friends, friends' moms, teachers and coaches about Juvenile Diabetes and what to look for ... on and on. Nathan's uncle died from Juvenile Diabetes in his early 40's. His grandmother and an uncle have adult onset diabetes. Another uncle died way too young this summer from diabetes. Diabetes is relentless and we need to find a cure!

Don’t forget to check out Nathan at:

Thanks for your support!

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